This article covers a version of CentOS that is no longer supported. If you are currently operating a server running CentOS 6, we highly recommend upgrading or migrating to a supported version of CentOS.
Reason: CentOS 6 reached end of life (EOL) on November 30th, 2020 and no longer receives security patches or updates. For this reason, this guide is no longer maintained.
This guide might still be useful as a reference, but may not work on other CentOS releases. If available, we strongly recommend using a guide written for the version of CentOS you are using.
rpm -ivh http://dl.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm rpm -ivh http://rpms.famillecollet.com/enterprise/remi-release-6.rpm yum -y install php php-mcrypt php-pdo php-mysql pdns pdns-backend-mysql mysql-server httpd
service mysqld start service httpd start mysqladmin create powerdns
Make sure to select your own password below:
mysql -Bse "create user 'powerdns'@'localhost' identified by 'password'" mysql -Bse "grant all privileges on powerdns.* to 'powerdns'@'localhost'"
Start mysql console with "mysql"
mysql> use powerdns;
CREATE TABLE domains ( id INT auto_increment, name VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL, master VARCHAR(128) DEFAULT NULL, last_check INT DEFAULT NULL, type VARCHAR(6) NOT NULL, notified_serial INT DEFAULT NULL, account VARCHAR(40) DEFAULT NULL, primary key (id) ); CREATE UNIQUE INDEX name_index ON domains(name); CREATE TABLE records ( id INT auto_increment, domain_id INT DEFAULT NULL, name VARCHAR(255) DEFAULT NULL, type VARCHAR(6) DEFAULT NULL, content VARCHAR(255) DEFAULT NULL, ttl INT DEFAULT NULL, prio INT DEFAULT NULL, change_date INT DEFAULT NULL, primary key(id) ); CREATE INDEX rec_name_index ON records(name); CREATE INDEX nametype_index ON records(name,type); CREATE INDEX domain_id ON records(domain_id); CREATE TABLE supermasters ( ip VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL, nameserver VARCHAR(255) NOT NULL, account VARCHAR(40) DEFAULT NULL );
Exit mysql console by typing "exit":
Login as root and run:
cd /root wget https://github.com/downloads/poweradmin/poweradmin/poweradmin-2.1.6.tgz tar xvfz poweradmin-2.1.6.tgz cd poweradmin-2.1.6/inc mv config-me.inc.php config.inc.php
Edit config.inc.php and make sure to change password you've specified in Step 2:
Modify db_pass and session_key to your own values:
$db_host = 'localhost'; $db_port = '3306'; $db_user = 'powerdns'; $db_pass = 'password'; $db_name = 'powerdns'; $db_type = 'mysql'; $session_key = 'session_key';
Move PowerAdmin folder to Apache's DocumentRoot. We can use this droplet's IP address to manage our DNS settings
mv /root/poweradmin-2.1.6/* /var/www/html/ service httpd restart
Edit /etc/pdns/pdns.conf and add the following lines, make sure to modify gmysql-password to MySQL password you've selected in Step 2:
launch=gmysql gmysql-host=localhost gmysql-user=powerdns gmysql-password=password gmysql-dbname=powerdns
Restart Power DNS daemon:
service pdns restart
Create a Poweradmin admin account:
Next step is optional:
Finish the installation process, and after you get to Step 7, remove /var/www/html/install folder:
rm -rf /var/www/html/install
Now you can navigate to your droplet's IP ( http://126.96.36.199/ in our case), and login as admin with password you've specified in Step 5.
Now you can create your own DNS zone records:
You can verify that your new PowerDNS server is working by running dig against it:
dig @188.8.131.52 domain.com ;; ANSWER SECTION: domain.com. 86400 IN A 127.0.0.1
And you are all done!
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